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We go through lots of single-use plastic in our shower. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash… and those are just the basics. Thankfully, there are sustainable options for all of your shower needs! Keep reading to find out what they are: 

Bottle Materials

The constant replacement of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles adds up to a lot of plastic waste. But what if the bottles weren’t plastic? Some companies have started to sell their product in glass bottles. Public Goods is one company that uses glass bottles, and their products are also cruelty-free and vegan (score!).

Bulk

When you need to buy a lot of something, it makes sense to buy it in bulk. Stores such as Walmart and Target tend to sell bigger bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Warehouse club stores, such as BJs, Costco, and Sam’s Club can sell bigger bottles as well. When you buy a bigger bottle, it lasts for longer and leads to less plastic waste. 

Bars

Bars are my personal favorite sustainable option for the shower. We all know about body wash bars, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Companies like Lush make awesome bars for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Lush also makes my holy grail product, an exfoliating and moisturizing bar shaped like a bumblebee, creatively called the Scrubee. I highly suggest this product for after shaving for the softest skin ever!

Razors

The days of disposable razors are in the past. The introduction of replaceable razor heads is a total game-changer for sustainable shaving. Brands such as Flamingo and Billie are super popular these days, but reliable brands like Gillette have also hopped on this train. There are also ways to make your razor blades last as long as they can, such as storing them in a cool, dry place, aka not leaving them in the bathroom after you take a hundred-degree shower. 

 

Have you made any of these changes so that your shower is more sustainable? Do you have any sustainable shower product recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

Kyra is a senior at Lasell University and is an elementary education major. She loves to hike, bake, and work with her students at daycare.
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